Exposure and Risk Assessment of Emerging Pollutants

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Exposome Analysis and Risk Assessment".

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Interests: air; risk assessment; biomonitoring; environment; plastics; pesticides

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Interests: pesticides; ambient air; risk assessment; emerging pollutants; analytical methods; biomonitoring
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1. Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Region (FISABIO-Public Health), Av. Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain
2. Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Valencia, Dr. Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: risk assessment; plastics; biomonitoring; environment; emerging pollutants; analytical methods
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Dear Colleagues,

The recent increasing demand for healthier, more environmentally friendly, and greener products and materials in our daily lives has manifested, at an alarming rate, in the form of new and emerging pollutants and substances of growing concern, such as personal care and household products, cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, food additives, and industrial chemicals, etc. In this regard, the development of novel strategies to determine the exposure and perform the risk assessments and management of emerging pollutants is a matter of interest and a research field of growing importance.   

This Special Issue of Toxics aims to feature full-length articles, reviews, and communications addressing novel research on this topic from a multidisciplinary point of view, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • New analytical methods for environmental and biological samples;
  • External exposure assessment of emerging pollutants;
  • Internal exposure assessment of emerging pollutants;
  • Novel developments in human biomonitoring;
  • Alternative approaches to risk assessments and management;
  • New regulatory guidelines for emerging pollutants.

All contributions regarding fundamental and applied research on these topics, including novel research and results conducted by undergraduate or PhD students are welcomed in this Special Issue.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Clara Coscollá Raga
Dr. Antonio López
Dr. Pablo Miralles
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Keywords

  • exposure
  • risk assessment
  • emerging pollutants
  • environmental control
  • human biomonitoring

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Identification of Unknown Substances in Ambient Air (PM10), Profiles and Differences between Rural, Urban and Industrial Areas
by Antonio López, Esther Fuentes, Vicent Yusà, María Ibáñez and Clara Coscollà
Toxics 2022, 10(5), 220; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics10050220 - 27 Apr 2022
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Abstract
A fast and automated strategy has been developed for identifying unknown substances in the atmosphere (concretely, in the particulate matter, PM10) using LC-HRMS (MS3). A total of 15 samples were collected in three different areas (rural, urban and industrial). [...] Read more.
A fast and automated strategy has been developed for identifying unknown substances in the atmosphere (concretely, in the particulate matter, PM10) using LC-HRMS (MS3). A total of 15 samples were collected in three different areas (rural, urban and industrial). A sampling flow rate of 30 m3 h−1 was applied for 24 h, sampling a total volume of around 720 m3. A total of 49 compounds were tentatively identified using very restrictive criteria regarding exact mass, retention time, isotopic profile and both MS2 and MS3 spectra. Pesticides, pharmaceutical active compounds, drugs, plasticizers and metabolites were the most identified compounds. To verify whether the developed methodology was suitable, 11 substances were checked with their analytical standards and all of them were confirmed. Different profiles for industrial, rural and urban areas were examined. The Principal Component Analysis (PCA) model allowed us to separate the obtained data of the three assessed area. When the profiles obtained in the three evaluated areas were compared using a Volcano plot (the rural area was taken as reference), 11 compounds were confirmed as being discriminant: three of them (3-hydroxy-2-methylpyridine, 3-methyladenine and nicotine) were more likely to be found in industrial sites; ten compounds (3-hydroxy-2-methylpyridine, 3-methyladenine, azoxystrobin, cocaine, cotinine, ethoprophos, imidacloprid, metalaxyl-M, nicotine and pyrimethanil) were more probable in the case of urban sites; finally, triisopropanolamine was more likely to be detected in rural locations. Full article
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